Pixies’ ‘Doolittle’ turns 30, just went platinum, getting new vinyl reissue
The Pixies‘ second album, Doolittle, turns 30 this week — it was released today (4/17) in the UK and on 4/18 in the U.S. It seems like only yesterday. It was their first full album with Gil Norton, who would go on to do the rest of their records, and took them from college radio faves to alt-rock radio hitmakers with “Monkey Gone to Heaven,” “Here Comes Your Man,” “Debaser,” and more. It’s a stone-cold classic as you probably know but if you’ve somehow never heard it, listen below.
Meanwhile Doolittle got a nice birthday present, officially being declared platinum status by the Recording Institute of America in recognition of one million units sold. Congrats all around, Pixies!
To celebrate the 30th anniversary, Pixies are releasing a 30th anniversary vinyl reissue of Doolittle that will be available exclusively via their local Boston record store, Newbury Comics. It’s available in three different colored vinyl variations — cornetto, splatter and swirl — each with 1000 copies pressed. It’s out July 12 and you can preorder now.
Having just wrapped up their tour with Weezer last week, Pixies will also have a new album out this year, and are launching a podcast about it in June. They’ll tour the UK and Europe in June — all dates are listed below.
Related: the first two Frank Black solo albums were reissued for Record Store Day 2019.
PIXIES – 2019 TOUR DATES
MOTORPOINT ARENA CARDIFF, UK
SEP 14 PAVILIONS PLYMOUTH, UK
SEP 16 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM, UK
SEP 17 ACADEMY LEEDS, UK
SEP 18 APOLLO MANCHESTER, UK
SEP 20 ALEXANDRA PALACE LONDON, UK
SEP 21 ACADEMY NEWCASTLE, UK
SEP 22 ACADEMY GLASGOW, UK
SEP 23 USHER HALL EDINBURGH, UK
SEP 25 ULSTER HALL BELFAST, UK
SEP 26 OLYMPIA DUBLIN, IE
SEP 29 SENTRUM SCENE OSLO, NO
SEP 30 CIRKUS STOCKHOLM, SE
OCT 01 KB HALLEN COPENHAGEN, DK
OCT 03 TIVOLIVREDENBURG UTRECHT, NL
OCT 04 013 TILBURG, NL
OCT 05 COLUMBIAHALLE BERLIN, DE
OCT 07 PALLADIUM KÖLN, DE
OCT 08 LUCERNA MUSIC HALL PRAGUE, CZ
OCT 09 GASOMETER VIENNA, AT
OCT 11 PALADOZZA BOLOGNA, IT
OCT 12 OGR TURIN, IT
OCT 13 X-TRA ZURICH, CH
OCT 15 TONHALLE MUNICH, DE
OCT 16 FOREST NATIONAL BRUSSELS, BE
OCT 17 LUXEXPO LUXEMBOURG, LU
OCT 19 OLYMPIA PARIS, FR
OCT 20 LE RADIANT LYON, FR
OCT 21 LE LIBERTE RENNES, FR
OCT 23 SANT JORDI CLUB BARCELONA, ES
OCT 24 RIVIERA MADRID, ES
OCT 25 CAMPO PEQUENO LISBON, PT
OCT 26 COLISEUM GALICIA, ES